Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas This Holiday Season

by Emma W.R. on December 6, 2016

I love the holidays and gift giving season. It’s always such a special time to share with family and friends. Stocking stuffer gifts are a great way to surprise the kids when they think they’ve opened all of their gifts already. It’s also a great way to surprise your significant other. Here are some great […]


Secret Santa: Fun or Fraught with Danger?

by Emma W.R. on December 2, 2016

Christmas is right around the corner and many individuals will be partaking in a Secret Santa. Secret Santa’s are usually a great idea for big families or for large groups of coworkers since it’s simply way too much for everyone to get someone something. Most people are looking to cut down wherever they can during […]


Creative Themes for Your Annual Family Christmas Card

by Emma W.R. on November 30, 2016

For years, I dragged my kids to the local photo shop. They sat in front of the painted background of a tree or snowman in their fancy Christmas outfits and were forced to smile for the camera.  Have you ever done this exhausting activity?  From all the cards I receive, I would say many of […]


Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Twist

by Emma W.R. on November 23, 2016

This is one of my favorite family recipes.  We take the classic chicken cordon bleu and mix it up just a little bit.  Honey mustard chicken and cordon bleu were always our favorites.  My mom thought, “Why not try them together?”  It was a huge success. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. My mom always used […]


Thanksgiving Potluck Celebrating Ideas

by Emma W.R. on November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all you have and is celebrated by families across the United States.  Last year, my family relocated away from all of our family to Florida from Pennsylvania and were feeling alone for the holidays.   What I didn’t realize was that many other families that we have become […]


Getting kids to eat healthy at any point during the year can be very difficult to accomplish! Let’s face it: many kids love junk food. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t want our kids to eat so many snacks that are often loaded with lots and lots of sugar. That being said, introducing kids to […]


November is Family Stories Month and every year since my children were just old enough to understand, we decided to take this month to create our own story.  Ever since before my children were born, my husband and I would take turns reading to them.  Corny right?  We read at least 3 nights a week […]


Best Halloween Candy

by Emma W.R. on October 26, 2016

It’s hard to avoid the bags and bags of candy that seem to be everywhere this time of year. Like turkeys at Thanksgiving, candy is the main course for Halloween. You buy some early in October and promise yourself that you will save it for the trick or treaters. Despite your best efforts and good […]


Favorite Halloween Family Traditions

by Emma W.R. on October 19, 2016

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and have come up with some fun family traditions that I would like to share with you.  This is a holiday that kids enjoy no matter what, but I feel it is important to leave my mark on everything so they have memories to last forever. Every Halloween […]


Every year, my friends and I host a special Halloween party for our children and their classmates.  Coming up new Halloween games can be challenging.  We want the kids to be safe and have a great time.  Bobbing for apples, a long time tradition, does not appeal to us.  It seems a couple of the […]